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Things I have learned from messing with my schedule this week: I need to get back to working out in the afternoons. I seem MUCH better able to power through a workout after writing and editing all day than I am writing and editing after knocking out some exercise.

@aimeeogden I super hear this,I do best if I either work out after writing, or if I get to work out much earlier in the day and relax for a while before I write. (I work an 8-5, so that second doesn't happen too often.)

@ByTylerHayes I tried making coffee this afternoon, which did not solve the tiredness problem and has in fact uncovered new problems of the THERE ARE ANTS IN MY ELECTRIC KETTLE variety. 🙃

@aimeeogden Welp, guess Aimee needs a new house, this one needs to be cleansed by fire.

@akuzenski Now I have this nightmare vision of the firefighters spraying the place down but all that comes out of the hose is a stream of ants.

@aimeeogden

interesting. How do you start your working day, do you start writing after breakfast or do you prefer to work later after the workout you mention?

And is ther e a difference in tone of voice in your stories if you write them on different moments of the day?

@Marguerite I have to get the kids out the door for school and then maybe start a load of laundry, but yes, I seem to get my best work done if I start soon after breakfast. I'm not sure I see a difference in tone depending on the time of day--mostly just the pace at which they get written!

@aimeeogden

Thanks, I see. Of course for you school hours of your kids are the moments you can work at ease.

Which of your stories is your own favourite?

And may I ask which SF authors are your favourites? Which style?

@Marguerite that's a hard question to answer! I think of classic authors, Ursula K. Le Guin is my favorite; nowadays, some of my favorites are Tamsyn Muir and Premee Mohammed. Do you enjoy SF too?

My own favorite story is easier to answer than I thought at first; I think I'll always have a soft spot for this one :) escapepod.org/2017/08/17/ep589

@aimeeogden

Thanks for your reply. I read Ursula's work decades ago ;-) and truly enjoyed it.

I started reading #scifi when I was about 10 I think. Here in The Netherlands author Tonke Dragt wrote about astronauts exploring planet Venus. Dutch title: Torenhoog en Mijlenbreed

books.google.nl/books/about/To

Then I moved on to English: Clarke, Asimov, Pohl and many others.

@Marguerite I'll have to make a note of "Torenhoog en mijlen breed" for when I can read without looking up every other word or so :)

@aimeeogden

I can recommend Tonke Dragt's books - she writes for all ages. And she illustrated many of her books as well.

She is 91 now and I try to send her a letter for her birthday each year (via her publisher).

I think many of her books have bee translated. Netflix made a series of her book Letter to the King.

#TonkeDragt #scifi #author

@Marguerite Grrr, de nederlandse kindleversie is niet beschijkbaar op Amazon dot com en ik kan geen boek op Amazon dot nl kopen >:/ Ik haat deze digitale grenzen!

@Marguerite One more thing to add to the list for after we move, I suppose!

@aimeeogden

Ja dat is vaak nog helemaal niet écht internationaal geregeld. Kan je niet via Paypal of iets dergelijks kopen?

Dan heb je geen last van die betalingsbeperkingen.

@Marguerite Nee, ik heb alleen een "Nu kopen" knop; geen keuze van betaling :/ misschien kan ik mijn land veranderen in de instellingen ...

@aimeeogden aha, ja dat zou je kunnen proberen.

#landinstellingen

Kijk anders even naar welke boekwinkels er in de stad waar je komt wonen zijn?

Die hebben misschien al mogelijkheden om online te kopen?

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